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38 • August 2019 BRIEFS MANUFACTURERS promoting equipment, upgrades, molds, parts and services to meet specific pro- ducer needs. "Rick and Ralph are intensely focused on providing the best customer service experiences in the industry. Their leadership skills, equipment knowledge and mastery of the industry will benefit producers through- out the United States and Canada," says Besser Executive Director Sales – Masonry & Hardscapes Duane Rondeau. Concurrent with the New Products and regional manager appointments, Besser has announced the retirement of Sales Director, North Amer- ica John Reedy, who joined the company in 2005 as Midwest U.S. regional manager and was named sales man- ager, U.S. and Canada, prior to the role capping his career. Besser CEO Kevin Curtis cites Reedy's "leadership, professionalism and industry knowl- edge shared throughout his career," adding, "[He] strengthened our sales organization when we needed it the most." Recognizing the value of a united industry, Besser notes, Reedy devoted time to partici- pating in the activities of state, regional and national associations. He freely shared his insights, formulated from time spent both producing block and selling equipment, parts and services. He arrived at Besser after tours of duty with Paco, GMS, RMC-Allied Ready Mix, and Williams Brothers/Blue Circle (now Georgia Masonry Supply). William Payne transi- tions this month from Boral Ltd. Chief Infor- mation Officer to chief executive officer of San Diego-based heavy building materials information technology and Internet of Things specialist Coretex. Payne most recently led the creation and implementation of a digi- tal strategy at Boral, reshaping the company's IT function into Boral Digital Solutions and making it a pivotal element of the wider organization's future business strategy in Australia and North America. Prior to Boral, he spent nearly a decade at global environmental services company, Veolia, with roles including executive general manager and chief information officer. "Coretex is positioned strongly for growth in our key markets and we believe William has the skills, experience and vision to drive that growth," says Coretex Chairman Mark Giles. "William's strategically-focused vision and personal passion for optimizing transportation and supply chains made him the unanimous choice," adds retiring CEO and Cortex founder Selwyn Pellett, who will remain with the com- pany as non-executive chairman. "Access to key information, for the right people, at the right time, is more important than ever for businesses seeking to keep employees safe, drive productivity, all the while delivering great customer service," adds Payne. "Coretex provides an innovative IoT platform that not only satisfies, but exceeds these requirements." Richard Dolly Ralph Schlereth John Reedy William Payne Cement Handling Solutions. Designed for Cementitious Materials. Designed for Concrete Producers. 1.574.472.1095 Designed for Cementitious Materials. Designed for Concrete Producers. blower packages rotary vane feeders silo to silo transfer systems railcar unloading bulk storage terminal and load out facilities pneumatic material handling systems ® transflo

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